Natural Resources

The Betts family have leveraged their world wide trade connections, which are particularly strong in Africa, to develop opportunities within the natural resource sector, with the specific aim of sourcing quality grass roots natural resource projects to which they can then bring the necessary technical and financial inputs in order to develop them into large scale, stand alone businesses.

Hummingbird Resources

Hummingbird Resources Plc is a mineral exploration company operating in Liberia.  Hummingbird was founded in 2005 and listed on AIM in London on 10th December 2010.  Hummingbird currently has a 3.8Moz gold Resource and is continuing to actively explore over its 7,000km2 land position.

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GRST Management Ltd is management company which, together with our partners possesses the in house skills to source, evaluate, finance, develop and manage natural resource businesses which meet our stringent selection requirements. These projects tend to come from our own internal business relationships where the GRST board have strong and proven trade relationships with the in country counterparties. Political, geological, climatic, operational and financial risk are all evaluated in depth before decisions to procced are made.


Caparo Renewable Agriculture Developments Ltd (CRAD-L) is a pan African agriculture land banking business which currently holds two significant land packages through two individual companies which are currently being prepared for extensive development. The business has a leaning toward renewable energy although other crops and agricultural developments will be considered in accordance with the most appropriate land use. In Sierra Leone, through Sierra Leone Agriculture Limited (SLAG) the company holds a  lease over 50,000 hectare are of land for the development of a large scale palm oil plantation business. In Namibia, through Namibian Agriculture Limited (NAG) the company is negotiating terms over the lease of approx 150,000 hectares of land predominantly for the development of Jatropha crops.



Rhino Exploration Services is a mineral exploration company founded by GRST management which holds a portfolio of exploration licenses in Uganda, East Africa held through 3 local Ugandan companies. These licences are prospective for gold, Uranium, Carbonotites, rare earths and chromite.

GRST management is constantly evaluating new opportunities.